So California has a lot of wineries, what else is new? How about all those other states...
Did you know Washington and Oregon are #3 and #4 in wine production? (EDIT: whoops forgot about NY) I guess it's not that much of a stretch when you consider the climate and geography of the West Coast. But look at the list above and you'll see there are some surprising states listed. For instance, I had no idea North Carolina produced nearly as much wine as Michigan (I live very near the Lake Michigan wine belt that extends from the south end of the lake up to the Lelanau peninsula near Traverse City). Other surprises (for me) included Florida, New Jersey, and Texas Everyone knows about New York wineries, but what was mind blowing to me was seeing Montana and Maine on that list
Any wineries near you? No doubt they have won some prestigious awards?